Wikipedia creates AI system to filter out bad edits

Free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system aimed at improving the quality of its entries and detect mistakes and damaging edits made to its articles. The technology, named the Objective Revision Evaluation Service (ORES), works like “a pair of X-ray specs,” according to the Wikimedia blog. It explains that the system is able to highlight incorrect edits, allowing editors to filter them out from the “torrent” of new amends and scrutinise their credibility. Around half a million edits are made on the Wikipedia platform every day – a heavy workload for human editors. As an added pressure, the MIT Technology Review reported that the foundation has lost 40% of its active contributors over the last eight years, limiting it to around 30,000. It is hoped that the…


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